Saturday, March 20, 2010
Home Sweet Home
For this tutorial you will need the following: Paint Shop Pro, I am using PSP X, but any version 7 and above should work fine. Scrap kit Sweet Pea by Wicked Princess Scraps. You can find it HERE. Fonts used: Weltron Urban, Aquarelle Let's get started! Open a new 700x700 white canvas. Open the button frame element, copy and paste as a new layer and resize by 70%. Click inside it with your magic wand, selections, modify, expand by 5. Open paper 11, copy and paste as a new layer, selections, invert and on the paper layer, click delete on your keyboard and deselect. Drag the paper layer below the frame layer add a drop shadow to the frame layer. Open the castle element, copy and paste as a new layer, resize by 50%, drag it between the paper and frame layers, add a drop shadow. Using #d7647a take your text tool and make the paper background layer active. Write the words Home Sweet Home as a vector layer and then convert to raster. Hide the white background layer and merge visible. Unhide the white background layer. Resize the merged layer by 80% and duplicate. Drag the top layer down a little and to the right. Open the curtain element, copy and paste as a new layer, drag it so that the layer is just above the bottom merged layer. Resize by 75% and add a drop shadow. Rotate the other merged layer to the right by 15. Open the Sweet Pea tube element. Copy and paste as a new layer, resize by 60% and add a drop shadow. Arrange her in the middle of the two frames. Open the laced journal note element, copy and paste as a new layer, drag it to the bottom. Open the star comet, copy and paste as a new layer, resize by 50% and drag it below the tube layer, duplicate and on the duplicate copy mirror it and arrange it to the them as shown, add a drop shadow. If you don't like how the little pieces hang over each other at the bottom, you can take your eraser tool and erase some of the bits. Open the faded heart element, copy and paste as a new layer, arrange it to the left so it's showing around the bottom blue heart how you like it, then drag it below the bottom blue heart journal layer. Open the double heart bow layer, copy and paste as a new layer, resize by 20% and arrange it on the bottom right side of in the star, add a drop shadow. Duplicate and mirror. Add your credits and/or copyrights as needed. Add your name. Delete the white background, crop and resize as needed. Save as a .png so it's transparent.